The Opportunity of a Lifetime!
About Medical Mentoring
Founded by OSI orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Eggert, the Orthopedic & Sports Institute’s Medical Mentoring Program is the opportunity of a lifetime for high school juniors and seniors interested in medical careers.
OSI’s unique program, offered in partnership with Appleton East High School, provides the valuable firsthand experiences, professional mentoring, and job-shadowing opportunities that help students make educated decisions about their futures.
How Are Students Selected?
Students are selected for OSI’s Medical Mentoring Program based on their academic performance and the depth of their personal character. Since the number of Medical Mentoring positions is limited, priority is given to upper-class students to allow participation in our program before graduation.
Our Medical Mentoring program is designed for high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated an interest in the medical field and who have taken at least one semester of Health Occupations or for students who have successfully completed Chemistry and are enrolled in AP Biology for the upcoming school year. Students are also required to submit a program application that includes personal references. It is mandatory to enroll in Career Day through the Fox Valley Health Care Alliance before beginning your medical mentoring session.
Based on their interests, selected students are paired with mentors at either OSI or another medical facility. Mentoring opportunities are available with physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and surgical technologists. However, if mentors in students’ professions of choice are not available, students will be paired with mentors who most closely match their areas of interest.
Students will spend three half-days or so observing mentors in their day-to-day work environments, including fast-paced clinical and surgery settings. Since provider-patient interactions are considered confidential, each student is required to participate in confidentiality training and sign a confidentiality agreement. For students under 18, a parent’s or guardian’s signature on the confidentiality agreement is required.